Monthly Archives: October 2011

Central students pedal while they learn

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent time in a health class at Sinking Springs Elementary School in the Central York School District earlier this week. Teacher Sandy Slonaker received a grant to purchase exercise bikes for her … Continue reading

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Two York teachers win Office Max awards

Two York City School District teachers were recently surprised with $1,000 worth of office supplies in the Office Max “A Day Made Better” campaign. They are: Elizabeth Ness at Ferguson Elementary School, and Liz Yocum at Jackson Elementary School. Sarah … Continue reading

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Dover students thanked for letters to troops

We received the following letter to the editor, thanking Dover Area School District students for participating in an effort to mail letters to military troops. I thought I’d post the entire letter here. “October 24, 2011 Dear Editor: In preparing … Continue reading

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A two-minute college pitch

Today I stopped in at a college expo hosted by Penn State York’s Talent Search. High school students first ate lunch with admissions reps from various colleges at their tables. I arrived as the admissions folks were lined up for … Continue reading

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Update on voucher legislation

Update 2: It appears the legislation has passed the Senate 27-22. Sides are quickly sending out responses. Sen. Piccola’s office sent a news release with the following statement: “I applaud the Senate today for acting in the best interests of … Continue reading

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New Hope Academy to host “Night of the Arts”

New Hope Academy Charter School students will present four offerings from the new performing arts program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Attendees should enter through the Philadelphia Street entrance, according to a news … Continue reading

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York Catholic nature project is finalist for grant

A York Catholic High School environmental science class is in the running for a grant for its efforts to clean up a neighborhood dumping area near the school. The project is a finalist in the Clorox Power a Bright Future … Continue reading

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York Suburban seniors receive National Merit honors

York Suburban High School has four National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists and three letters of commendation recipients among students in the class of 2012, according to a news release. The semi-finalists are: Noah Baker, son of James and Amie Baker Daphne … Continue reading

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Program to educate parents on drug use

The Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, with the York County District Attorney’s Office, will present “Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know” from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2. The event – for adults only – will educate participants … Continue reading

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Grant creates fitness center at Northeastern High School

A Highmark Healthy High 5 Super+ School Challenge grant has helped create a cardio fitness center at Northeastern High School. The school received a grant of almost $50,000, split over two years. The first year, heart monitors were purchased to … Continue reading

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